Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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UT-Austin canceled all in-person, virtual classes until at least Wednesday, essential staff expected to come to campus

Samantha Greyson February 14, 2021

UT canceled all in-person and online classes until at least Wednesday morning due to dangerous winter weather, according to an email from President Jay Hartzell. Campus will close Sunday at 4 p.m. due...

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Speakers discuss steps for change at UT during final day of State of Black UT

Samantha Greyson and Sheryl Lawrence February 13, 2021

Panelists and keynote speaker Peniel Joseph addressed action the UT community can take to make the University equitable and inclusive for Black students during the third day of State of Black UT.  Edmund...

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Black UT-Austin students, faculty call for equity, inclusion from administration at State of Black UT event

Samantha Greyson February 12, 2021

Black UT-Austin faculty discussed hiring across different UT schools while students called for increased funding and the removal of “The Eyes of Texas” during the second day of the State of...

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UTPD develops crisis intervention team to respond to mental health calls

Lauren Abel February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The UT Police Department launched the University Critical Incident Response Team on Jan. 11 with the hope...

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Texas bill to exclude undocumented students from receiving in-state tuition, could create barrier to higher education access

Samantha Greyson February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition.  Two Texas state representatives co-filed a bill in January to deny in-state tuition to undocumented...

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UT, city council expand PCT locations around Austin

Lauren Womack and Lauren Abel February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. The University’s Proactive Community Testing program is expanding to include mobile sites located...

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UT-Austin COVID-19 vaccination operations moved to Gregory Gym

Lauren Womack February 11, 2021

The University moved COVID-19 vaccine operations to Gregory Gymnasium on Monday to accommodate a large-scale distribution after being designated as a vaccine hub by the Texas government. Jonathan Robb,...

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UT-Austin estimated to lose nearly $118M during 2021 fiscal year, not including athletics or academic programs

Skye Seipp February 10, 2021

UT-Austin is estimated to lose $118 million in revenue — not including athletics and academic programs — and costs for the fiscal year 2021, according to an internal expense report prepared...

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UT-Austin continues study abroad programs, international travel with restrictions

Kaushiki Roy and Sheryl Lawrence February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 5 online edition. UT is allowing students to study abroad during the spring semester, despite continued national and...

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Creekside residents forced out of residence hall

Skye Seipp February 9, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. UT-Austin told residents of Creekside Residence Hall they had to move out Jan. 27 after they were originally...

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Faculty must be in residence fall 2021, ‘chances are very high’ for in-person learning

Skye Seipp February 8, 2021

UT-Austin faculty are required to be in residence to teach for the fall 2021 semester, according to an update from the Faculty Council this morning.  The update said “chances are very high”...

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UT-Austin reports two cases of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 variant

Skye Seipp February 6, 2021

Two cases of the B.1.1.7 variant of COVID-19 from the United Kingdom were reported at UT on Friday, according to an email from University Health Services and Susan Hochman, associate director of assessment,...